What, if anything, makes us different from other birding tour companies? The two paramount things to us are:
All the guides we use are absolutely top class, with brilliant birding and people skills. And our office team is efficient and incredibly enthusiastic, leaving those who approach us in no doubt that we truly enjoy helping you (with either a set date or a custom tour). We do not make it our aim to offer the lowest prices, since quality is paramount to us. However, many of our tours are in fact very reasonably-priced, and for example our October South Africa and many of our Peru departures are virtually the least expensive trips to these destinations available anywhere
We are spectacularly passionate about doing our utmost to help conserve birds – and of course the natural environment as a whole. It is a principal of ours to donate a minimum of 10 % of our net annual profit directly to conservation, and over the last couple of years we have significantly exceeded this. We are involved with owl conservation in South Africa, and directly help support bird conservation organizations such as Birdlife South Africa and the Oriental, African, and Neotropical Bird Clubs. We try to sustainably use local guides in all the areas we conduct tours in. We always strive to encourage the sustainable development of countries such as Uganda, Guyana, India and all the others – which hopefully will in the long run encourage ecotourism and discourage logging. In addition, we are striving to reduce our carbon footprint and have partnered with Greenpop to plant 3 indigenous trees per foreign client in the Hogsback Forest in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. In addition to sequestering some of our carbon emissions, these trees contribute to reforestation and habitat rehabilitation for the endangered Cape Parrot. This is in addition to the 10 % of profits mentioned above. So we do as much as we can to help ensure that birds such as the Gurney’s Pitta, shown here, will continue to survive.